Even in your lowest times, there is grace and mercy.
– from UNMASKED: The Power of Courage and Vulnerability to Live Free No More Settling, Shame or Self-Betrayal by Katy Huff
There is not a person alive who has not been broken and who hasn’t been through hell and back, who is wearing that mask saying everything is great and wonderful yet continues to march around that mountain over and over, until finally they surrender.
They find grace, mercy, restoration, reconciliation, forgiveness, and a new beginning with a different outcome, which I call a beautiful restart. When you finally get to the end of thinking you can do it alone and look up is when everything changes. The perfect plan for each of us is good, and with the right timing, trust, and patience, all things will be given unto us.
Grace is defined by the free and unmerited favor of God and the bestowal of blessings. Isn’t it amazing that even when you are feeling so broken and at your worst, that is when you get that two-by-four hit across your head moment and turn from the lifestyle of emptiness by means of your choices to one that is full of peace and joy? That is one of the greatest blessings and breakthroughs a person can ever ask for and receive.
Even in your lowest times, there is grace and mercy. Mercy is compassionate and forgiving. You see, when we pause and reflect on where we are versus where we want to be, it is easy to see that even in our state of brokenness and with wearing our masks, we can move to a place of being blessed and free.
What does Scripture say about grace and mercy?
“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” – Psalm 23:6 (ESV)
“For [God] says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.’” – Romans 9:15 (ESV)
“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.” – Psalm 103:8 (ESV)
“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)
In your lowest, do you want to continue in your brokenness or take the mask off, acknowledge where you have been, and have the courage to live the life you desired?
Live a life full of grace, mercy, and blessings and know that your future is so bright.
Have the courage to take the mask off. Have the courage to be vulnerable.
Even in your lowest times, know that there is grace and mercy.
Run to grace, mercy, and the loving open arms of God, knowing that His plans for you are good.
This blog post is a section from UNMASKED: The Power of Courage and Vulnerability to Live Free No More Settling, Shame or Self-Betrayal by Katy Huff